Buckeye

The Buckeye is a lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 7,080 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Buckeye  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson

Elevation: 7,080 Feet (2,158 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Lead

Lat, Long: 46.3975, -112.29420

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Buckeye MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Buckeye
Secondary: Boston


Commodity

Primary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


Location

State: Montana
County: Jefferson


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Type: Patented


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Not available


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

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Comments

Comment (Environmental Factors): THERE WERE NO DISCHARGING ADITS, FILLED SHAFTS, SEEPS, OR SPRINGS OBSERVED AT THE SITE DURING THE INVESTIGATION. BASIN CREEK FLOWED DIRECENTLY ADJACENT TO THE TAILINGS. SURFACE WATER AND SEDIMENT SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM FROM THE SITE. NO MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS WERE EXCEEDED IN THE BASIN CREEK SAMPLES. NO HAZARDOUS MINE OPENINGS OR STRUCTURES WERE IDENTIFIED AT THE SITE.

Comment (Reserve-Resource): MATRIX GRADES FROM B-001, PRODUCT, ON STATISTICS. RESOURCE QUANTITIES ESTIMATED EVALUATOR


References

Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1151, 1963, P. 101, RUPPEL.

Reference (Deposit): ROBY-ETAL.

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 16, 1960, P. 25,

Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MARCH 1994, P. 5-86.

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF STATE LANDS. ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES

Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY UNPUBLISHED FILE DATA.


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